South East & South West Corners of Greenwich & Franklin Streets, 1861

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Date:

1861

Creator:

Sarony, Major & Knapp
Valentine's Manual

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In addition to the Five Points, black New Yorkers settled in and around Greenwich Street from the 1820s on. Much like the Five Points, the area was overcrowded and highly unsanitary. In the 1850s, Peter Guignon could be found on Greenwich Street where he maintained his home and a barber shop several blocks south of Franklin Street. If he wanted to visit his former classmate, James McCune Smith, Peter could simply walk north past Franklin Street to Smith's residence on North Moore Street right off of Greenwich Street.

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Sarony, Major & Knapp, “South East & South West Corners of Greenwich & Franklin Streets, 1861,” Black Gotham Archive, accessed June 22, 2018, https://archive.blackgothamarchive.org/items/show/74.